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Fraternity hosts fifth annual Cycle for Life event

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Fraternity hosts fifth annual Cycle for Life event
Pedal to help find cures for blood cancers
VERMILLION, SD – For the fifth consecutive year, the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of South Dakota will host the Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life.

The event raises funds and awareness for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and melanoma. All funds raised will benefit the M.D. Anderson Center and the cutting-edge research done around the clock to find cures for blood cancers. Since the inception of the event in 2011, the USD PIKES have raised more than $9,500.00 for cures and research for blood cancers. Event details are as follows:

Date:               Wednesday, February 18
Time:              4 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Location:        University of South Dakota Wellness Center – 1031 North University Street
Cost:               $10 donation
Who?              Anyone
Register:         For more details and to register, click here.


The Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life honors a PIKE brother, Taylor Trudeau, who lost his battle with leukemia in 2008. The event keeps his memory alive all across North America as PIKE chapters host the Cycle which is a stationary bicycle event complete with spin instructors.

Third-year kinesiology/sports medicine major and Pi Kappa Alpha president Nathan Christensen, of Pipestone, MN, is proud of the efforts of his brothers and the community. “The philanthropy event promotes healthy habits while raising awareness and funds for leukemia, lymphoma, and melanoma research,” Christensen said. “The PIKES are proud to have so much support from the community.”

For more information, contact Brendan Norris at Brendan.Norris@coyotes.usd.edu  or at 712- 560-5563.


Learn more here:

  • Pi Kappa Alpha: PIKES.org
  • Cycle for Life: TaylorCycleForLife.org


Brendan Norris, Director of Communications
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at the University of South Dakota
712- 560-5563

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